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Plantar warts are a type of mole caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and typically occur on the sole, toes, or heel of the foot. They are hard and grainy in texture and, given the locations in which they occur – places where the pressure is in force – they may sometimes grow inward, beneath a layer of skin. Most plantar warts do not pose a serious threat to your health, even as they may cause discomfort and pain in some cases. Therefore, you have the option to choose from numerous medical treatments and self-help techniques that help treat plantar warts. Keep reading to learn more about at-home remedies for plantar warts as well as specific procedures.

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1. Cryotherapy

This technique is a treatment methodology which requires the expertise of an experienced doctor. Cryotherapy involves freezing the wart with liquid nitrogen either using a spray or a swab. It is often performed after numbing the affected region since liquid nitrogen could be painful on application otherwise. The nitrogen causes a blister to form around the wart which sloughs off in about a week. You might have to make several visits to the doctor before complete healing takes place though.

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